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Meetings in 2005

Information is provided on this page by the speakers of the  meetings held in 2005 and generally includes Acrobat .PDF files or PowerPoint slideshows. E-mail and web-site contact details for the speakers are also included.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with these presentations are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of ICE or OES or any other organisation.  ICE and OES makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.

13 December 2005

Windstore: A Concept for Large Scale Offshore Wind Energy Storage


Gus Cammaert DnV


Click here for the slide presentation

6 December 2005

6th Annual Film Night

Dr. Ray Hobbs


THE BIG TOW (1989) Tow of Gullfaks C GBS from Vats to Stort in 1989.

THE SAFETY CASE Archive film covering the Piper Alpha disaster, the Cullen Report and the requirements of the subsequent Safety Case regime.

THE AGBANI FPF PROJECT (1999) Conversion of vessel in 1998, followed by tow

and installation in the Abana field, offshore Nigeria.

THE TRAVELLER (2005) Newly released film showing the Ormen Lange project, including the Storegga slide.

KIZOMBA A (2001) Fabrication of a tension leg platform in the Netherlands and installation offshore Angola.

GOLDENEYE (2002) North Sea

Goldeneye steel platform and associated infrastructure.


15 November 2005

Onshore response to offshore emergencies


Neil Fraser

Click here for the slide presentation.

9 November 2005

International Marine Contracting  21st Century Challenges


Hugh Williams, IMCA

Click here for the slide presentation

18 October 2005

Exploiting Elephants – Pushing the Engineering Boundaries of Ultra Deep Sea Oil & Gas’

Professor Carl Ross  BSc., PhD., DSc., CEng., FRINA, Professor of Structural Dynamics, University of Portsmouth

18 October 2005

Upstream Weather - Metocean Data for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

David Hulse, Senior Applied Scientist, Marine. Met Office.

13 October 2005

Offshore Wind Farm Email Forum. 

The presentations from this seminar are attached .  Click here for the overview of the seminar chaired by Nick Hill.  Click here for the talk by David Kerr on gravity foundations.  Click here for the talk by Richard Ford on Intermittency and click here on the talk by Richard Gold ring on cable issues

5 October 2005

“The Ocean Power Delivery Pelamis – Progress and Prospects”

Richard Yemm Managing Director, OPD

Richard gave an extremely interesting and informative talk on the development of  the Pelamis wave energy converter.

Click here for the slides

22 September 2005

Experiences of a recent entrant to the UK North Sea


John Scrimangeour -Petro-Canada


7 September 2005

Eugene Island – Platform Removal in The Gulf of Mexico


Bill Clifford, MSL Engineering


Bill gave a very interesting talk on the abandonment of the two Eugene island platforms after hurricane damage, which was quite timely in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Unfortunately we do not have the necessary permission to publish the presentation.

15 June 2005

Float-Over Decks

Stuart Guy of Noble Denton

Click here for the slide presentation

24 May 2005

Offshore Wind Farms - Security of Monopile Foundation Installation


Mark Richards, and Peter Clutterbuck of Seacore


Click here for the slide presentation

24 May 2005

Marine Renewable Energy -

An overview of the technologies

Professor John Sharp, Cranfield University

4 May 2005

Dispute avoidance and resolution - the engineer's role


Peter Cassidy, Masons


Click here for the slide presentation

25 April 2005

Design and Installation of the Valhall Piggyback Structures

Mr. Torstein Alm, Aker Kvaerner


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17th March 2005

The Institution of Structural Engineers is promoting and co-sponsoring with the OES a technical meeting on:

"Offshore Structures" by Richard Snell, BP Exploration

Unfortunately we are unable to obtain a copy of the presentation

9th March 2005

"Scroby Sands Wind Farm"

Adrian Chatterton - Powergen

No presentation is available

2 March 2005

EURIPIDES/ Ras Tanajib Pile Load Tests

Harry Kolk, Fugro

Harry Kolk gave an excellent overview of two major axial load testing programmes, in the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia, on 0.76m diameter pipe piles driven into very dense sands. The results differ significantly from predictions based on conventional API design criteria but show good agreement with those based on more recent CPT based design criteria. A lively discussion ensued, including a prepared presentation on the recently revised Imperial College calculation method. Harry’s presentation is a modified version of that to be given at the International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics in Perth, Western Australia during September 2005. OES and BGA are hoping to hold a de-briefing meeting on this conference in January 2006. Further background to the EURIPIDES tests can be found in OTC paper 7977.

Click here for the slide presentation

Richard Jardine presented some further information and his slides are attached here

2nd February 2005

AGM and Buzzard Project

Paul Doble and Stephen Kirby, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd

This was a well attended meeting and the talk followed the OES AGM which administered in a most timely manner by Neil Glover. 

An overview of the development strategy and the planning and progress of the Buzzard Project was given by Paul Doble the Project Manager.  He outlined the fast track development that has brought the project to fruition so quickly and described the general layout of the field and the module construction details and programme.   Stephen Kirby gave a talk on the methods Nexen took to minimize operational risks both for safety and reliability.

12 January 2005

The Carbon Trust Marine Energy Challenge

This talk was given by John Callaghan of the Carbon Trust

We are unable to publish the slides from the presentation but you may wish to visit the MEC website:

If any OES members have any follow-up queries, please contact Paul Jordan or John Callahan at the Carbon Trust